Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Prediction, 4/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Dylan Bundy and the Los Angeles Angels (9-8, 3rd in AL West) head to Minute Maid Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Houston Astros (8-10, 5th in AL West).
Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .440 and have been rung up 152 times, while taking a walk on 48 occasions. They have accrued 76 runs batted in and 155 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average sits at .264. The Angels have earned 19 doubles as a unit and have knocked 26 balls out of the park. They have a total of 87 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .326. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are recording 5.1 runs per game, which has them at 4th in baseball.
Angels pitchers have conceded 16 home runs and also 91 total runs (25th in baseball). They have walked 71 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.61 as a team so far this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.52 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.42. The Angels hold a team earned run average of 4.89 this season (28th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 179 hitters.
Angels pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 27 times in addition to having 18 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 5 holds over the course of the season (27th in the league). The Angels relievers have accumulated a save rate of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 11 save situations. They have 3 saves so far this season and have not converted 3 of 6 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 32 runners over the course of the season and 50.0% of them crossed home plate. The Angels have dispatched 60 relievers to the hill on the season.
The Angels have converted 65.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,359 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 30th in pro baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have accumulated 453 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 154 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .971 which is 30th in MLB, and have 122 double plays.
Bundy has pitched in 704 innings and has racked up 702 K's in his career. His ERA is 4.54 (355 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.298. He has given up 684 hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 230 walks. Bundy (44-50 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.55 and he has faced 2,996 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Astros hold a slugging percentage of .404 and they tally 4.72 runs per contest (10th in the league). They have tallied 32 doubles, while getting a free base 55 times as well as notching 85 runs. Houston has tallied 20 home runs for the season as well as 80 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 127 instances (29th in the league) and have earned a total of 154 base hits. The Houston Astros are sitting with an on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a team batting average of .249 this year.
The Houston pitching staff have allowed 80 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.47 (78 earned runs yielded). They have yielded 22 homers and they concede 4.59 runs per 9 innings (15th in MLB). The Astros hold a team WHIP of 1.280 with a FIP of 4.25 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.61 (162 strikeouts vs 62 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 13th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 139.
With 15 save situations, the Astros have 9 holds and 3 blown saves. Houston has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 5 save chances and they have tallied 2 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 15 times in high leverage situations in addition to 20 occasions with base runners. Houston relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.8% out of their 37 inherited runners. They rank 26th in baseball holding a save rate of 40.0%, and they have sent 59 relievers to the hill for the year.
The Houston Astros have turned 14 double plays and have a fielding rate of .989 (4th in baseball). The Astros have accrued 140 assists, 7 errors and have amassed 471 putouts during this campaign. In 1,413 innings on the diamond, the Astros have earned a efficiency on defense of 70.5% (10th in MLB).
So far in his pro baseball career, McCullers has allowed 452 base hits while he has tallied 581 strikeouts in 522 innings. He has surrendered a total of 217 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.262 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.81 and he has faced 2,198 batters in his pro baseball career. McCullers (33-26 career record) is the owner of a 3.74 ERA and has conceded 7.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston
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